Embroidery and politics
“What drives Eko is not the modernist or postmodernist dynamic but the need to forge enchanted links in a fragmented world.” Sebnastian Gokalp, art writer. Belonging to the generation of Indonesian contemporary artists that emerged during a period of great political upheaval and reform in the late 1990s, Eko Nugroho is deeply engaged with his local community yet has a very global outlook.
Eko Nugroho is a member of the art community that centres on the vibrant central Java city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Nugroho works across diverse media; creating paintings, murals and handmade comic books, contemporary updates of the tradition of shadow puppet theatre, and collaborations with local craftspeople to produce embroideries.
Creative VIC | The exhibition RALLY: Contemporary Indonesian Art: Jompet Kuswidananto & Eko Nugroho was generously supported by the Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust.
Supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.